Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Resources to Participate at U.S.-Africa Business Summit

3 September 2009
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Corporate Council on Africa (Washington, DC)
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The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) today announced that Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Resources Rilwanu Lukman will participate in the plenary session The Future of Africa's Natural Resources Industries at the 7th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., September 29 – October 1.

Lukman is a world renowned figure in the oil and gas industry.  He has held several key appointments including: president and secretary general of the Oversees Petroleum and Energy Corporation (OPEC); special advisor on oil and gas to former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo; minister of mines, power and steel;  minister of petroleum; president of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society; and founder and chairman of the African Petroleum Producers Association.  He was also instrumental in the establishment of the African Energy Commission, an arm of the African Union aimed at promoting energy trade and integration throughout Africa.

At the plenary session, Lukman will lend his expertise to lead discussions on U.S. President Barack Obama's energy policy towards Africa and the affect of this policy on commercial relationships between the United States and African countries.  Lukman will also highlight investment opportunities in Africa's oil and gas sectors as well as touch upon the impact of the global economic crisis on the demand for mineral resources.

For more information on and to register for the 7th Biennial U.S.–Africa Business Summit, visit:  All working media must be credentialed to cover the summit.  Please open the following link: 09 Summit Media Credential Form and submit media form to:

About The Corporate Council on Africa

Established in 1993, The Corporate Council on Africa is a nonpartisan 501 (c) (3) membership organization of nearly 180 U.S. companies dedicated to strengthening the commercial relationship between the U.S. and Africa.  CCA members represent nearly 85 percent of total U.S. private sector investments in Africa. The organization is dedicated to bringing together potential business partners and to showcase business opportunities on the continent.

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